RailPictures.Net Photo: None Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) None at Paw Paw, West Virginia by Extra 127 South
  Login Sign Up 

Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo

View Larger Map
Baltimore & Ohio (B&O) (more..)
None (more..)
B&O Cumberland Subdivision (more..)
Paw Paw, West Virginia, USA (more..)
September 11, 1977
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
None (more..)
None (more..)
Extra 127 South (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
Those familiar with the B&O Magnolia Cut Off will recognize this location as Concrete Wall. When B&O constructed the Cut Off in 1913-1914, they were faced with an obstacle at a bend in the Potomac River just east of Paw Paw, WV. There was hardly room for the original main line, much less two more tracks needed for the Cut Off. The solution was a 1,800 foot retaining wall. The original main line was kept at it's original location and the new tracks were located on top of the concrete retaining wall. Construction required the movement of 80,000 cubic yards of rock and placement of 22,000 cubic yards of concrete. During the mid-1950s, the original main line was removed and became an access road. We are at the west end of the wall on Sept. 11, 1977. The previous month an automotive train had derailed and impaled itself into the cliffs on one side of the tracks and cascaded off the wall on the other. We are on the access road, the original main line, looking at the leftovers of the derailment. Unfortunately, the derailment took the "1914" off the end of the wall.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 12,941     Favorited: 22
Since added on July 23, 2013

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (4)+ Add to Album
Derailments & accidents

Album created by member Kyle
Album Views: 88,239
Abandoned & Forgotten

Album created by member Daniel Hopkins
Album Views: 161,515
A display of the forgotten past left to rot, rust, and dissolve away in nature.
Unseen Aspects

Album created by member ckeefer58
Album Views: 897,489
Pictures of things often unseen in the world of railroading. Interesting equipment, operations, and people that help the railroad go around.
Eye-Catching, attention grabbers

Album created by member mattkdettman
Album Views: 146,196
Anything that grabs one's attention and holds it. These photos tell more than a story based on the sum of its parts, but create other stories.
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album

EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.

Photo Copyright 2013 Extra 127 South. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2020. All Rights Reserved.
Do Not Sell My Personal Information